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    September 26, 2012
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education forum with the coleman advocates and other community partner and bayville and more details will be followed. >> thank you. item e, parent advisory council report. pap representative. >> good evening commissioners. thank you for the time. i am tony telrico and my daughter is at sunset elementary school. she's a joyful learner and proud of her school community. this is my year on the pac so i'm a month in and we had two engaging meetings so far. we are looking forward to working there. it's to represent parent voices and
perspective to inform of board of education policies and this will address our issues for this school year and our process for developing action plans to pursue those issues. the pac looked at data about student achievement over the past several years, identify ways to engage families to strengthen the district's initiatives and reviewing major questions and concerns that heard from families during our community conversations that the pac has conducted over the last few years. at the beginning of this school year the pac members met with superintendent carranza to learn more about the district's initiative to support students and educators and to close the achievement gap. in our meetings last week the pac members talked about many issues that we could work on this year and we voted to identify the most important issues that we should address and pursue. the
pac's requirity issues for this year are implementation of the district's family engagement plan including mechanisms for district accountability to families, parent and community engagement in the superintendent's zone initiatives and the bay view mission western edition and bernel heights communities. continuing our work in strengthening implementation of restorative practices, to improve school climates and reduce student suspensions and in fact in the coming week we have two conversations scheduled at visitation valley elementary school on friday and at sunnyside elementary school on monday to address and in fact discussion around restorative practices at those schools. ensuring that students are successful prepared at the high the
graduation requirements so that those students are ready for both college and career. also implementation of the law plan and for after equal after school programs. >> >> and effectively align the programs that are managed by brief as after school programs. >> >> pac members were also interested in additional issues including updating the wellness policy for sfusd in conjunction with the food and finance advisory committee and approving special education services, addressing the inequities of school based fundraising and strengthening school site government structures particularly school site councils and english learner la
advisory committees. once we established those as priority initiatives we signed up to project teams to focus on the issues. teach team will propose the plans for the pac's work and then reviewed by the entire pac group. some of these projects as i mentioned before will be a continuation of our work from last year and prior years. in deciding what issues we would work on, and how to work on them, one of the most important questions for us as a pac was how we could be effective in supporting positive change for the district especially in our efforts to close the ongoing gaps in opportunity and achievement between different pop populations of children across sfusd. we'll meet with district staff and other
advocates to look at ways we can work together to engage families and community members in pursuit of these initiatives and look forward to working with you, the board of education commissioners to discussion these issues in-depth and help shape our work and present parent perspectives how we can help students to succeed. >> okay thank you. any comments? questions? commissioner maufas. >> thank you very much for presenting today. i just wanted to say i know that the parent advisory council has been instrumental in helping with the restorative practices and moving it forward throughout the san francisco unified school district community among parents. i am happy you made the family engagement plan a priority. i believe you will
instrumental that we bring it to fruition and i am happy to see that you're on board with that and i look forward to interim reports in how we're doing and that is key in this process. thank you very much. >> commissioner murase. >> thank you for that report. could you remind us when you meet? >> yes. our meeting dates this year are wednesday's and i believe it's the second wednesday of the month coming up. i can clarify that and get back to you formally with the date. >> but you also meet here at 555 franklin. >> yes the third floor of this building. >> okay great. any other
comments? seeing none. thank you very much. >> thank you again. >> item f, public comments on consent items. i have a big grin because there is only one person. elizabeth stump -- wait a minute. sorry. take it back. i don't see any speakers signed up for this. item g, consent calendar. is there a motion and a second? >> so moved. >> second. >> any items withdrawn or collected by the superintendent? any items removed for first reading by the board? any items severed by the board or superintendent for a discussion and vote tonight? commissioner mendoza. >>i would like to pull item k1 and k33 please.
>> k1 and 33. >> roll call vote will take place under section zero, item h superintendent's proposal held for speaker cards and action tonight. none tonight. item i, board members proposal. none tonight. request with general matters and walking up to the podium is elizabeth stem. she's walking. >> okay. hi everyone. i am elizabeth stamp and the
executive director of walk san francisco. that's the joke about me walking. i wanted to let you know that next wednesday -- many of you may, it's international walk to school day and i would like you all to participate. this year we have a record 55 schools and 8,000 kids signed up to walk into school, so it's really exciting. i think that's just public schools and elementary schools and what is more than we had signed up before, so in the packets i just -- that are getting handed out to you there is a list of the 15 official schools that are participating in the city's safe routes to school program and there are contact people and the start times of those schools so you can figure out where the closest school for you to meet up and walk in with the students if possible. i know mr. yee will
be with us at the city central event at buena vista haraceman and ms. mendoza can testify it's really fun, and i wanted to let you know this year we're celebrating a big victory. walk sf has had a campaign over the last couple of years and we had success this year because san francisco is now as of this april the first city in the state to have expanded safer school zones city wide so 181 school there is are 15 miles per hours speed zones and the police are out enforcing them and will see next wednesday and that is far more than any other city in the state. the city that started this has five 15-mile an hour zones so we really -- >> [inaudible] >> yeah. exactly. and other
cities are looking to san francisco now to follow our lead and so i hope you will drive carefully on walk to school day, and i hope you will consider walking instead. thank you. >> thank you very much. so if the people wanted to know which schools just in case they didn't know are participating where would they go to find out? >> they can go -- i think sf safe routes to school .org and many of the supervisors are walking in with students near their homes. >> so there are people in the community that want to support this effort they don't have to necessarily have a kid in that particular school to participate? >> i think it's sort of up to the schools, but yeah i think folks should certainly at least watch out for kids on wednesday and always, and if folks have kids who are going to be walking to school to join up with them,
and just to mention that this isn't just about walking one day. it's really about setting up a healthy habit for a lifetime so a lot of schools have walking wednesdays and walking in every week and maybe everyday. right now they're about 50% of kids live within walking distance in san francisco, but only half of that, about 25% of kids are walking in, so we have a lot of room to grow our walking. >> okay. thank you. >> thank you. >> item k advisory committee reports, appointments to advisory committee by board members. any appointments? commissioner wynn. >>i would like to appoint brian fox to the public education
enenrichment committee. >> yes, i have two and -- [inaudible] to the public education enrichment fund. >> any others? okay. seeing none let's move on to the next item. this is the item l, special order of business. i now call the public hearing and adoption of the tentative agreement between the district and the international federation of technical engineers, local 21. is there a motion? >> so moved. >> is there a second? >> second. >> reading of recommendation by superintendent or designee. >> thank you president yee.
this say tentative agreement that we reached with local 21 r and extension of the existing collective bargaining agreement and we ask that the board adopt that agreement and the required public disclosure requirements. i want to thank the bargaining teams from local 21. they represent our it work force. >> so there's no public speakers that signed up for this and are there comments from the board or the superintendent? seeing none roll call please. >> thank you. (calling roll).
>> seven aye's. >> thank you very much. the next item is the -- is there a motion -- oh no. the next item is item m, discussion of other educational issues. superintendent carranza this is about the 2011-12 student achievement briefing. >> wait, wait -- >> [inaudible] >> yeah okay. >> i got the staring -- is this it? didn't have the title. that's why. so the next item is appointments to the child care planning and advisory council, c pack. is there a motion. >> so moved. >> is there a second? >> i second. >> reading of recommendation by superintendent or
designee. >> thank you president yee. i will read this into the record is the recommendation that the board of education of san francisco unified school district appoint the following individuals to the child care planning and advisory council. sharon howell, jane evans, and ester adams. >> okay. so comments from the board? commissioner mendoza. >> thank you. so i'm just curious. i know who ester is but sharon howell and jane evans. is there background on either of these two? >> there's the representative, the president of c pac was on her way and be here in two minutes, so she's about the only
one that can have the information. >> can we come back to this item. >> yeah. okay. so what i want to do is move on to the next item and come back to this when we have the appropriate person to answer the questions. okay. so let's go to item m, which is what i just said. discussions of other educational issues. superintendent carranza. >> thank you president yee and members of the board. while we call them to come up to prepare for the presentation we are going to show a brief powerpoint so i will ask you to get out of the line of fire if you are by the screen, but way of introduction we are very proud this evening to share with the public and with the board our student achievement results the 2011-2012 school year. we
would like to share some of the lessons learned and how we got where we got and also share the next steps in terms of what lies ahead and hour work together as a district, so with that we're going to move ourselves out of the way and then we will have the gentlemen prepare to present. >> good evening commissioners. i will be joined in a moment and superintendent for instruction and innovation and social justice tonight. we are proud to point out our achievement results come from the spring
administration and we were at the press release and some of it has been published. we're going to share presentation slides we shared with the administrators at a recent meeting where the superintendent and this is for context for the audience and our goals and student achievement and accountability and our continued vision around every student who enrolleds in the schools and graduate from high school, be career and college ready and be equipped with the
schools for success and we laid out a theory of change that focuses when we deliver rigorous discussion and engage our family and communities then all of the students have the student for success. there's a couple big focus areas that have been part of our message for this school year and the first is to ensure that we're continuing to strengthen our pre-to kefl 12 core instruction for all students and a culture and reflecting on the work and improvement of all services and why the core? because it promotes equity towards that success and it's a key lever for closing a gap. there are four questions we're always reflecting on as a school district. the first is what we expect our students to learn? number two, how do we know if
they're learning? number three, how do we respond when students don't learn? and four, what will we do if students are already proficient and as we do this work and a theme or framework is make sure we're cultivating these relationships and engaging students and their families and that can only take place if those components are there, so launching into today's presentation like a good teacher we thought -- teachers we thought we would be clear about the objectives and celebrate the achievement results and out kms and best practices that emerge that are providing accelerated results for a sub sed of kids and review steps for the next school year so the doctor is going to walk you through how
we did. >> good evening commissioners and board members. i will take you through our slides. the first one is around the achievement. achievement is our goal in this strategic plan and we are going to talk california standards based test results. this is a standard based test, and it measures grade proficiency and in the grade level in which you are. the test is administered from grades two through 11, and in san francisco school district approximately 40,000 students have taken this test in the last five years, each year 40,000 get tested. this year just over
37,000 students took the test and we will present the results in three ways. once is strength and we look at the results over five years. the second way we look at the same results is movement. movement is the same group of students that test for two years. how have they moved on the test in terms of their proficiency status? and the third is acceleration. acceleration is primarily done for a school where we look at students within the school and compare their movement to similar students in the district. okay. if we had the state's data we could have done acceleration for the district. so the first test is in english
language arts and we're going to be looking at the trend from 2008 to 2012 so over a period of five years and as you can see in 2008 we had half of our students at proficient or advanced or meeting grade level proficiency or advancing in grade level proficiency, and today we have 60-point 5% of students profirkt and above and increase of 10% so that's a cause for celebration. [applause] i want you to clap after every slide or we will be here all night. the next is around
mathematics and we have algebra two and high school math and two to seven in the course we see the trend go from 50.6 -- again at the halfway mark in 2008 and today at 57.2 percent proficiency, a 6.6% increase over the years. what you see in the yellow box above is the year to year increase and in the cumulative is what we have listed here on the right hand corner. okay. we wanted to look at all subjects so other than english language, arts and math our students also get the test in history. history is given at grade eight, 11 and of course for the high school and
what we have seen the percent and proficiency above move up and again a double digit growth and in our history. the next is science given at grades five, eight and ten. you see the same double digit trend with the district moving from 51.2 to 51.6. and as i said when we look we have three lenses in which we look at these scores. the first is over time. the second is movement. looking at the same group of students that took the test two years in a row and how did they move in their proficiency level? so we had
matched scores for 30,000 students. and when they began the year last year they came in at 60.4 percent proficiency and by the end of the year 62.7 or 63% of them were profishtd. looking at all the proficiency levels and how students moved we found the movement to be around 16.6 percent or 70% to round it which means seven out of every ten students either remained profirkt or advanced or moved up one level. okay. i'm going to repeat that. seven out of every ten students either remained proficient and advanced or moved up a level. in math we found
the movement to be at 73% and this was similar to what we saw in [inaudible]. as i said the third lens by which we look at these scores are acceleration where we compare the movement to similar students in the district. you can only do this for a school so i'm showing you a sample acceleration chart. this chart is good because we can do it all throughout the year using our assessments so we have the common learning assessments and it gives a good index to the schools as how their progress is compared to similar students in the district. so in this school as you can see the green 50 is considered moving at the same rate as the district, so 50 is
the district's average, so when you see 55 for a school at 2012csd we see that the school accelerated at a much higher speed than district's similar students, so this school had a higher acceleration rate overall. looking at it by grade three, grade three had the same average. the yellow is average acceleration rate. grade four, again you can see dark green which is accelerating at a higher rate than the other students, similar students, and you also see the same pattern for the targeted groups, african-american and latinos and we do it also for english learners and special ed, so each school has their